verb (used with object), he·ro·ized, he·ro·iz·ing.
- to make a hero of: a war film that heroizes the warrior.
; especially British
Origin of heroize
Related formshe·ro·iz·a·tion, noun
First recorded in 1730–40; hero
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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Historical Examples of heroize
An attempt was made to heroize him, but he withdrew to the seclusion of his room and would see no one.
To "heroize" a boy in class every time he does a meritorious act will very likely spoil him.